This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Dana Bash) Source reports on the agreement to drop the public option opposed by moderate Democrats & make insurance more affordable outlined; details given about non-profit private insurance plans, how people can buy into Medicare at 55, about whether this will make insurance more affordable.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen about the deal. [GERGEN - says this could be the breakthrough, but the devil is in the details; notes what the liberals get out of the deal with the age 55 buy-in; notes the abortion amendment has been defeated.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Prof. Steffen about the ice cap. [STEFFEN - talks about the big melt in 2007 & how much ice is being lost in Greenland; comments on the loss of ice in Antarctica & what it means for rising sea levels; comments on the e-mail between scientists that have been picked up by the press.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Five suicide bombings in Baghdad, Iraq; the revelation from former "Today" anchor Bryant Gumbel of his lung cancer surgery; President Obama's proposals to jump start jobs creation & the cancellation of the CBS soap opera "As the World Turns" reported.
(San Diego: Gary Tuchman) New allegations against self-help guru James Ray examined; details given about the suicide death of Colleen Conaway during a Ray homeless event in San Diego. [Colleen's sister Lynn GRAHAM, seminar participant Andy GRANT, medical examiner's office Paul PARKER, mother Marian CONAWAY- comment on what happened.] Three statements from James Ray International quoted.
(Studio: Erica Hill) A memorial service in Washington state for the four murdered police officers; a winter storm; monster waves in Hawaii for surfing & the refusal of White House party crashers Tareq & Michaela Salahi to testify before Congress reported; scenes shown of the Oahu waves.